In these Greece travel guides, I share my local knowledge about travel in Greece to help you plan a perfect Greek vacation.
Guides to the Greek Islands and Mainland Greece
I've been living in Greece for nearly five years, and have travelled all over the country. During that time, I've written hundreds of travel blog posts about Greece.
Let me share the best Greece travel guides with you so you can plan your own trip to this beautiful country.
Before you travel to Greece
Here's a couple of articles you may find useful in planning your trip to Greece:
10 Reasons to visit Greece – Some often overlooked reasons why Greece is a great country to take a vacation!
Money in Greece – Dealing with currency,banks, ATMs and credit cards.
And now, on to the guides! I've literally written hundreds of guides to Greece now, and it's impossible to list them all here. Instead, I've listed what I consider to be the core travel blogs, each one of which links out to other related articles.
Greece Itinerary: 7 Days in Greece for First Time Visitors
If this is your first time to Greece, the chances are you might be interested in the classic Athens - Santorini - Mykonos itinerary. If so, this travel guide explains the best way to go about it.
Ultimate Athens Guide - Plan Your Trip To Athens
Everything you need to know about planning the Athens section of your Greece vacation in one place. From how to get from the airport to the centre, to what to see and do, this complete Athens guide is essential reading before visiting the city.
2 Days in Athens - Things to see in Athens Greece
This is my most popular guide to Athens, and the title says it all. Rather than attempting to squeeze every single possible thing into a 2 day itinerary, this takes things at a relaxed pace. It's easily doable, and enables you to see the essential highlights of Athens in 2 days.
The Best Athens Hotels Near Acropolis - Ideally Located For Sightseeing
If you only plan to be in Athens for a couple of days, staying at one of the hotels near the Acropolis makes sense. You are centrally located and nearby to all the main highlights of the city. Here, I've picked the best hotels near the Acropolis in Athens.
Top 5 Museums in Athens - Must Visit Museums in Athens, Greece
Athens has over 100 museums, and I have nearly visited them all. Clearly, this is beyond the scope of visitors to the city who may have just a few days to explore. Here's my top 5 museums in Athens to make your life easier.
Day Trips From Athens Greece | Athens Day Trips to Delphi, Sounion and more
Athens is ideally situated as a base to take several day trips to important UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Delphi and Epidaurus. Other potential day trips from Athens include the Temple of Poseidon, the Saronic Islands, Meteora and Mycenae.
Santorini Travel Blog - Plan your perfect Santorini itinerary
Santorini is one of the most popular destinations in Greece. As such, you'll want to take a little time in planning your stay there. This in-depth guide to Santorini includes when to go, where to stay, and what to do.
Santorini Itinerary: 3 Days in Santorini Greece For A Dream Vacation
Santorini is the most visited Greek island, drawing in people attracted to the air of romance and beautiful surroundings. You've probably seen those photos of whitewashed buildings and blue domed churches. What else is there to see and do though? This Greece travel guide to 3 days in Santorini will give you a good base from which to build up your own travel itinerary.
How To Book A Santorini Hotel Without Breaking The Bank
Santorini has a reputation as being something of an expensive destination. If you'd like to visit Santorini without spending a fortune, these simple but insightful travel tips for booking a hotel in Santorini will help.
Hiking from Fira to Oia in Santorini - 2019 Guide to Walk from Fira to Oia
There is a well marked and enjoyable walking route you can follow between Fira and Oia. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness will enjoy the hike as it winds through villages on a coastal route that takes in amazing views from the Caldera. Find out more in this guide to hiking from Fira to Oia in Santorini.
10 Fun Things To Do In Mykonos island Greece
Start planning the Mykonos part of your trip to Greece with these ideas of things to see and do.
Things to do in Naxos Greece - The Best Naxos Beaches and more
Looking for a more family-friendly version of Mykonos? Do you want to visit an island with great beaches, authentic culture, and tasty food? Naxos is calling you....
Milos Travel Guide - Essential information for your Milos holidays
Many Greek islands claim to have the best beaches in Greece. Few come as close as Milos to backing up the claim! A popular island with couples, Milos has all the charm of the classic Cycladic Island with none of the crowds.
Patmos, Greece - The Island of the Apocalypse
A guide to the Greek island of Patmos. Famous for the Cave of the Apocalypse and Monastery, there is a lot more to this quiet Greek island than meets the eye. It attracts the type of people who appreciate where they are, and want to taste good food, spend time on great beaches, and want to relax in a friendly environment.
Crete Travel Blog - Plan your trip to Crete here
Crete is almost a country in itself, and so it is difficult to know where to start when planning a trip there! My Greece travel guides to Crete should be a good starting point though.
Best things to do in Crete, Greece - What to do in Crete on a road trip
Crete is the perfect Greek island to take a road trip. You can pick off the major attractions in a couple of weeks, but it will still leave you with that feeling there is a lot more to see. Which there is of course! Here's my highlights of a 2 week road trip around Crete.
Palace of Knossos in Crete | Visit Knossos and enter the Minotaur's lair!
Every first time visitor to Crete is going to want to visit Knossos. Home to the legendary Minotaur, and possibly the famous Labyrinth itself, it is the most famous archaeological site in Crete. Here are some great tips for visiting the Palace of Knossos.
Meteora Monasteries Greece - Legendary landscapes and majestic monasteries
Back over on mainland Greece, Meteora is an area that impresses everyone who visits. Meteora is just about reachable on a day trip from Athens, but I would suggest spending a couple of days in the area. Take your time exploring the area which includes majestic rock formations and centuries old monasteries. This guide to Meteora should provide all the inspiration you need!
Things to do in Peloponnese Greece
The Peloponnese is one of the most fascinating regions of Greece to explore. With Venetian Castles, UNESCO sites such as Mycenae, great beaches and stunning landscapes, what isn't there to love? This Greece travel guide to the Peloponnese will help you plan exactly what to see and do.
Koroni and Methoni Castle, Greece - The Eyes of Venice in the Peloponnese
I guess it only makes sense that Greece markets its beaches, waters, islands, and Ancient Greek culture as main attractions to the country. There is far more history than that here though, especially in the Peloponnese. Koroni and Methoni castles are two very impressive examples of Venetian fortresses, and you should consider visiting one or the other if you take a vacation in the Peloponnese.
Mycenae - Explore Ancient Greece with Dave's Travel Pages
Ancient Mycenae was one of the most important city states in the Mediterranean during the Bronze Age. There influence stretched far and wide, but along with many other Bronze age civilisations, their society mysteriously collapsed around 1200BC. Today, we have the magnificent ruins of Mycenae, and of course the legends of Troy to entertain us! Find out more about Ancient Mycenae here.
Mystras - Byzantine Castle Town and UNESCO Site in Greece
You have probably heard of the word Byzantine, but what do you know about the empire? Have you heard of Mystras, a huge walled city in the Peloponnese? Add it onto you itinerary, as you should spend some time there! Find out more here – A guide to Mystras.
Messene - Why you need to visit Ancient Messene in Greece
In my humble opinion, Ancient Messene is one of the most impressive ancient sites in Greece. Often overlooked by people who head to the ‘big name' sites, Messene is a vast complex that requires several hours to walk around. If you are planning a road trip through the Peloponnese, you should include a stop here! Find out more – Ancient Messene in the Peloponnese.
Best places to visit in Greece - Road Trip and Vacation Idea in Greece
If you've just gone into overwhelm, and don't know where to start planning a road trip in Greece, don't panic! This guide to road trips in Greece details several different options you might take.
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